Dr. John C. Shepard, DDS

John C. Shepard is a native of West Monroe, Louisiana. He graduated from West Monroe High School in 1973, Louisiana Tech University in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in zoology, LSU School of Dentistry in 1981 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He is a current active member of the American Dental Association and the Louisiana Dental Association. Dr. Shepard was a delegate, legislative committee chairman, and speaker of the house for the Louisiana Dental Association. He also served as past president of the Northeast Dental Association. Dr. Shepard is very active in our community, serving on the board of directors of the West Monroe Boys and Girls Club, a member of the West Monroe Civitan Club, and is an active member of First Baptist Church as a Sunday school teacher. Dr. Shepard continues to attend dental seminars learning the latest techniques and using the most updated technology to better serve his patients with optimal dental care. Cosmetic and implant dentistry continue to be the most advancing areas of dentistry and he has attended many hours of Continuing Education in this area. Dr. Shepard is married to Gayle, who serves as one our hygienists, and has two sons Clinton and Grant.


Gayle, Dental  Hygienist
Gayle, wife of Dr. Shepard, received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Northeast Louisiana University and has been a practicing hygienist for over 37 years.


Jenny, Dental Hygienist
Jenny graduated from West Monroe High School in 2001. She then attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2005. She has been a local practicing hygienist with Dr. Shepard for 12 years. Jenny and her husband live in Calhoun.  She enjoys traveling, cooking, and doing outdoor activities.  Jenny has a friendly and up beat personality and will always welcome you with a big smile. She keeps up with the most updated preventive care by attending continuing education classes throughout the year. Her main goal is to provide you with comfortable and professional dental check-ups in a family oriented environment.


Tonia, Dental Assistant
Tonia has been a part of Dr. Shepard's team for over 18 years. She works as a chair side assistant part-time and helps the office with scheduling and medicaid from her home. Tonia lives in Calhoun with her husband and two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends